We know one thing many of your kids will miss this summer are the song-singing, craft-making, Jesus-filled Vacation Bible School programs. We have some fantastic VBS weeks in the Lakeland area, but many of them aren’t happening in-person this year. Instead, area churches are bringing you Virtual and Take Home VBS options!
Details are listed below on Lakeland area Virtual VBS Programs. Some churches are also offering activity boxes that you can order in advance to pick up and do the crafts, Bible stories, and hands-on VBS activities at home. Note that all VBS Programs require advance registration.
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If there are any in-person Vacation Bible Schools scheduled in our area, you can find them in our Summer Camp Guide.
Compassion Camp begins in late June or early July and will be available through July 24th. Families can opt to run their camp as a traditional 5-day experience or spread out over a few weeks, for a more extended program. If comfortable, families can opt to invite friends to participate with them, if restrictions allow.
Registration is required but is FREE! If you sign up for the kit in a box, you will receive most (if not all) the supplies needed for Compassion Camp. More information to come regarding when and where to pick up the kits. Like and follow our Facebook page (Children’s Ministries at First UMC – Lakeland, FL) to stay up to date with new information.
T-shirts will be available for purchase – link coming soon.
We are so excited to announce that VBS will be happening virtually this year! Instead of you bringing your kids to VBS, we’ll be bringing VBS to your kids!
This summer, on June 9, 10 and 11th, we’ll be using a quarantine-friendly VBS called BOLT. With minimal preparation, easy-to-follow instructions, and a video that leads you and your kids step-by-step through each of the 3 days, BOLT is designed for you to enjoy with your family at home. It’s so simple and will be SO fun!
During BOLT, your family will participate in fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. Depending on your pace, you can expect that each day’s experience will last about an hour and a half. It’s great for kids 5 and up. Even middle and high school kids can enjoy it!
Saint Anthony Catholic Church is offering Virtual VBS the week of June 21, 2020.
You will choose which 3 days during the week of June 21st, that you would like to use this quarantine friendly VBS called BOLT. It will take minimal preparation, have easy-to follow instructions, and a video that will lead you and your kids step by-step through your chosen 3 days! BOLT is designed for you to enjoy with your family at home.
During BOLT VBS, your family will participate in fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. Depending on your pace, you can expect that each day’s experience will last about an hour and a half. It’s great for kids 5 and up. Even middle and high school kids can lead it and enjoy it!
There is no cost to you, except for the items you may want to purchase to put this on at home, and even then, you probably have everything! I said it was easy!
Please register online by June 14th. For more information, call (863) 858-8047.
Summer 2020 may look different than we originally planned, but we’re still excited to host the VERY BEST SUMMER! This Virtual Experience will help kids dive deeper into their faith by putting the FOCUS on God and His amazing plan for us. Your preschoolers through preteens will have a blast as they discover how to trust in what they CAN’T see because of what they CAN see.
We believe this unique opportunity to enjoy VBS at home with your family and maybe a couple of friends will be a sweet time of family discipleship that will help every member of your family grow closer together and closer to Jesus. Let’s go!
For more info and FAQs, visit access.tv/VBS.